Sexual harassment allegations have been dominating the news cycle ever since Ronan Farrow’s bombshell piece in the New Yorker that started a Hollywood implosion. Harvey Weinstein went down. Then big names like Kevin Spacey and Dustin Hoffman went down. And the floodgates were open. Hollywood. Washington. Liberal newsrooms in New York City.
No one was safe.
It has been interesting to watch liberal institutions find themselves in hot water over sexual harassment allegations when you consider the fact that liberals have been talking down to conservatives for years about the ‘war on women’ that could only be successfully won by the left.
Turns out that’s true. Liberals are the ones getting busted on a daily basis.
And now, Obama’s own Justice Department has been exposed.
Check this out from the Washington Post:
The Justice Department has “systemic” problems in how it handles sexual harassment complaints, with those found to have acted improperly often not receiving appropriate punishment, and the issue requires “high level action,” according to the department’s inspector general.
Justice supervisors have mishandled complaints, the IG said, and some perpetrators were given little discipline or even later rewarded with bonuses or performance awards. At the same time, the number of allegations of sexual misconduct has been increasing over the past five years and the complaints have involved senior Justice Department officials across the country.
The cases examined by the IG’s office include a U.S. attorney who had a sexual relationship with a subordinate and sent harassing texts and emails when it ended; a Civil Division lawyer who groped the breasts and buttocks of two female trial attorneys; and a chief deputy U.S. marshal who had sex with “approximately” nine women on multiple occasions in his U.S. Marshals Service office, according to investigative reports obtained by The Washington Post under a Freedom of Information Act request.
“We’re talking about presidential appointees, political appointees, FBI special agents in charge, U.S. attorneys, wardens, a chief deputy U.S. marshal, a U.S. marshal assistant director, a deputy assistant attorney general,” Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said in an interview.
Gee. That’s a little weird. Isn’t every woman supposed to be believed?
From Fox News:
The Justice Department scolded the Obama administration on Wednesday following a report on how sexual harassment of all kinds was improperly handled at the department for years.
The Washington Post reported that the DOJ’s inspector general had found “systemic” problems with how complaints were addressed, with offending officials often being let off the hook or even rewarded. The article cited investigative reports on a lawyer who allegedly groped two female attorneys and a top U.S. Marshals official who had sex with “approximately” nine women in his office.
Though fresh complaints have been filed as recently as August, the IG said some of the worst alleged offenses happened several years ago in the department’s Civil Division.
Ian Prior, a spokesman in the Trump Justice Department, would not comment in detail about the allegations but described the problems as largely occurring during the prior administration.
To be fair, there have been complaints since Trump took office but we’ve been told he’s a sexist monster by the liberal media already so that should be nothing new. Obama on the other hand. He’s the liberal messiah! How could he have let this slide?
I’m being a little sarcastic of course.
Just another Obama double standard. Par for the course.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]